cjm 91: Prison ethnography
Deborah H Drake and Rod Earle, both from the Open University, are the guest editors of the March issue of Criminal Justice Matters. The articles in the themed section are based on a conference, Resisting the Eclipse: An International Symposium on Prison Ethnography, held at the International Centre for Comparative Criminological Research and contributors consider the way to open the closed world of prisons to wider scrutiny.
Topical articles include Peter Squires on the challenges to critical research at a time of exclusionary research protocols, David Wood on the consumerist thinking underlying the government's 2012 Swift and Sure Justice White Paper, and Rod Morgan on the future of the magistracy, plus highlights from Pat Carlen's 2012 Eve Saville lecture.
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TOPICAL ISSUES AND COMMENT
Research prevention and the zombie university
Peter Squires explores the challenges to critical criminological research in an age of market positivism and exclusionary research protocols
Minority parties and the changing politics of criminal justice
Gavin Dingwall argues that it is important to study the policies of minority parties
The magistracy: secure epitome of the Big Society?
Rod Morgan identifies threats to the future of the lay magistracy
Swift and sure: McJustice for a consumer society
David Wood examines the underlying consumerist thinking in the government's justice paper
THEMED SECTION:PRISON ETHNOGRAPHY
On the inside: prison ethnography around the globe
Deborah H Drake and Rod Earle introduce the articles in the themed section
What has prison ethnography to offer in an age of mass incarceration?
Yvonne Jewkes considers the importance of research in understanding the prison
Ethnographic imagination in the field of the prison
Lorna A Rhodes considers how the`telling details' of prison life come into view through ethnographic practice
What do ethnographers do in prison?
Rod Earle reports on three papers from the symposium's opening panel
Writing and reading a prison: making use of prisoner life stories
Ben Crewe considers the value of prisoner life stories as part of an ethnographic approach
`Integrity, always integrity'
Laura Piacentini argues for the importance of personal and researcher integrity in prison research
Identity and emotion in a high security prison
Alison Liebling considers prison research as emotional `edgework'
Emotional engagements: on sinking and swimming in prison research and ethnography
Jennifer Sloan and Deborah H Drake consider the importance of processing the emotional dimensions of prisons research
Informal prison dynamics in Africa and Latin America
Chris Garces, Tomas Martin and Sacha Darke contend that research in men's prisons demands a widening of theoretical perspectives and methodological repertoires
Prison spaces and beyond: the potential of ethnographic zoom
Mahuya Bandyopadhyay, Andrew M Jefferson and Thomas Ugelvik draw on research experiences in non-Western, non-Anglo American prisons to reflect on prison spaces
Prisons under the lens of ethnographic criticism
Gilles Chantraine advocates for ethnographies of the social uses of law in prisons
Against rehabilitation: for reparative justice
Pat Carlen presents highlights from her 2012 Eve Saville Lecture